For 870 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 43% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 55% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Mike Scott's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 A Prophet
Lowest review score: 20 A Liar's Autobiography - The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 55 out of 870
870 movie reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Mike Scott
    This being a period drama, all the expected visual grandeur is present and accounted for, from Yves Belanger's vibrant cinematography to Odile Dicks-Mireaux's period-authentic costumes to Francois Seguin's production design.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Mike Scott
    As is the case with "Amy," there's probably no way any of us could ever truly understand Brando, who often seemed to be living on a different planet than that occupied by the rest of us. But with its anguished first-person voice -- and its permeating sense of sadness -- Listen to Me Marlon comes as close as one imagines is possible.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Mike Scott
    Yes, it is first and foremost a thorough chronicling of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, but its real value is in its function as an expose on the energy industry, which, with aid and abetting from the federal government, repeatedly places profit above all else, including environmental concerns and human safety.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Mike Scott
    Berger's film is still far more magical than it is macabre. And so although a black-and-white, foreign-film adaptation of a very familiar tale might, indeed, be a hard sell, audiences who buy into it are in for an undeniably rewarding movie-going experience. In a word: ¬°Ole!
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Mike Scott
    It's that zippy dialog more than anything that moves "Django" along and that coaxes such fantastic performances from its actors.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Mike Scott
    With beautiful, artful images serving to break up the monotony of the film's wealth of talking heads, Surviving Progress is at times as visually striking as it is persuasive.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Mike Scott
    An easy-going gem that is at times funny, at times heartbreaking, at times scary -- but always, unfailingly engaging.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Mike Scott
    The result is an intelligent and well-crafted film that works to inspire audiences by finding the humor amid the prevailing bittersweetness of life, and that celebrates the strength of the human spirit with a dose of unbridled and entirely embraceable optimism.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Mike Scott
    The result is a movie built upon big ideas -- and timely ones, too, delivering a message of understanding in this frustrating age of great intolerance -- but also a great story and, thanks to Lee, a wonderfully satisfying cinematic journey.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Mike Scott
    It's a grand, colorful adventure, an escapist romp draped in tinsel. And, who knows -- if you're all good little boys and girls this year, perhaps it will also be the first installment in a new DreamWorks holiday tradition.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    With its emphasis on relationships and character, Drive can best be described as a thinking man's action film -- or at least, it could if it didn't ultimately feel so oddly slight. As it is, for all of its positives, it functions mostly as a guilty pleasure rather than as a movie that resonates the way, say, "Blue Valentine" does.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    A thoroughly and unmistakably modern film so rooted in the now that it's bound to be remembered as a cinematic landmark.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    Rarely is an actress asked to do so much with so little -- and even rarer does that actress succeed as well as Clarkson does.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    It's a film for patient moviegoers. But for those moviegoers, it stands to be a rewarding experience.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    Pitt and Hill are fantastic individually, and hilarious when together -- and on a surprisingly engaging script by Aaron Sorkin ("Social Network") and Steve Zaillian ("Schindler's List").
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    It keeps things light and entertaining. And for $8 admission, that's never a bad investment.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    It's an intriguing travelogue, showing parts of Iran that most of us could never see, or would never dare try to see, given that nasty "Death to America" thing.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    Part eco-doc, part legal-doc, it is a troubling, real story -- and a well-told one at that -- that is inspiring and infuriating all at once.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    It's also a British comedy, with that singularly British way of being clever and deliriously juvenile all at once, a combination that makes for scathing, laugh-out-loud, big-screen satire.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    Part "The Great Escape" and part "Lawrence of Arabia, " Weir's epic The Way Back is ambitious in scope, grand in vision and rich with examples of the resilience of the human spirit.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    The film is chilled by characters that never really come alive or generate any deep sympathy.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    Best of all, Disney seems to understand the limits of a preschooler's attention span.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    Along the way, a raft of experts are featured -- including Times-Picayune outdoor editor Bob Marshall -- speaking bluntly about the cozy relationship between politicians and the oil industry.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    It's fun, and it's funny, and -- the best part -- it comes carrying a "yeehaw"-inducing sense of a treasure found.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    There's meaning, great meaning, in Susser's wonderfully oddball little film.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    The casting is perfect, and the resetting of the story to China allows for a satisfyingly cinematic retelling.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    Like the original, it is a moody, atmospheric film, one boasting significantly more depth than your typical blow-'em-up.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    It's also the kind of movie that, for all of its smarts and huggability, stumbles every so often. Usually that happens when it's trying just a bit too hard to be cute, such as in its occasional surrealist, animation-assisted segments.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    Ends up being a pleasantly surprising blast from the past, a delightful and amusing touchstone to Allen's comedic prime.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Mike Scott
    For all of its faults, ends up being relentlessly watchable as well, a summertime popcorn spectacle plopped down in the middle of the fall movie season.

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